The Garden State was home to Philip Roth and Frank Lautenberg and has afforded Jews tolerance since 1665.
New Jersey’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg will go ahead this year as scheduled, after the state Supreme Court declined on Thursday to hear a legal challenge.
New Jersey’s State Supreme Court said on Friday it would hear a challenge to Governor Chris Christie’s plan to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3, never shied away from his Jewish identity. But his greatest political achievements were not in issues of explicitly Jewish interest.
Newark mayor Cory Booker, who has close ties to the Jewish community, announced on Saturday that he will run for Frank Lautenberg’s senate seat.
Cory Booker has unusually deep bonds to the Jewish people and faith. As the Newark mayor eyes a run for the Senate, those ties may prove more than just spiritually valuable.
Scores of dignitaries filled a New York City synagogue on Wednesday for the funeral of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, whose death has set off a partisan dispute over his replacement.
New Jersey Gov Chris Christie on Tuesday called a special election on Oct. 16 to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen Lautenberg.
Frank Lautenberg left a lifetime of memories for Masha Leon, like the time he brought Bill Clinton out of a teary-eyed fog at a 1996 Democratic fundraiser.
Frank Lautenberg, who died at 89, was a proud Jewish community activist. But he was better known for his policy achievements and business success than his faith.